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Saturday, October 27, 2018

10-27 ~ Weather ~ Picture of the Day ~ Coke In Space ~ Lemon-Chile Linguine with Asparagus ~ Rain ~ Bruiser ~ Dude ~ World Series Game 3 ~ National American Beer Day 

Good 55º dark foggy mountains not visible morning.
10-27 is a police code for 'any return on number or subject?'

Yesterday our weather just stayed dark and cloudy and in the low 60ºs. We finally got some rain. Not enough to measure, maybe 1/20th of an inch, but at least everything got wet!

Picture of the Day....
The Royal Museum in Toronto Canada...
I really don't think it should have been next to that church! I am not impressed.
Interesting .....

In July of 1985, Coca Cola became the first soft drink consumed in outer space. It was enjoyed by astronauts aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger who sipped the soda from a specially designed "space can." In 1995, diet Coke became the first diet soft drink in space and the Space Shuttle Discovery’s mission marked the first use of soft-drink fountain equipment in space. Over the years, Coca-Cola made a serious investment into their space research. In addition to a desire to offer a refreshment for astronauts, Coca-Cola was also observing the effects of space flight on changes in taste perception.
Lemon-Chile Linguine with Asparagus

1 pound asparagus, trimmed
2 T extra virgin olive oil
2 shallots, finely chopped
4 cloves garlic, grated
juice and zest of 1 lemon
1 t. crushed red pepper - or capers
black pepper
2 T. butter
1 cup white wine
1 pound linguini
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for serving
Fill a large bowl with ice water and bring a large pot of water to a boil. Salt the water and add the asparagus and cook about 1 minute. Using a large slotted spoon, transfer the asparagus to the ice water to cool. Drain and pat dry. Then slice on a sharp angle into 1" pieces.
Bring the water back to a boil.
In a large skillet heat the oil over medium heat. Add the shallots, garlic, lemon zest, and crushed red pepper. Cook, stirring often, until the shallots and garlic are soft, about 2-3 minutes.
Add the wine and cook stirring until reduced by about 1/2, about 1 minute. Add the butter and stir the sauce until the butter is melted. Reduce heat to low.
Cook the pasta in the boiling water until al-dente. Reserve 1/2 cup of the cooking water and drain the pasta.
Add the asparagus  to the sauce and cook, stirring occasionally until heated through, about 1-2 minutes. Toss in the pasta, cooking water, lemon juice, and 1 cup of the cheese. Season to taste.
Serve the pasta in shallow bowls topped with more cheese.

Historically this date....
1936 – Mrs Wallis Simpson files for divorce which would eventually allow her to marry King Edward VIII of the United Kingdom, thus forcing his abdication from the throne.

1961 – NASA launches the first Saturn I rocket in Mission Saturn-Apollo 1.

1962 – Major Rudolf Anderson of the United States Air Force becomes the only direct human casualty of the Cuban Missile Crisis when his U-2 reconnaissance airplane is shot down in Cuba by a Soviet-supplied SA-2 Guideline surface-to-air missile.

1988 – Ronald Reagan decides to tear down the new U.S. Embassy in Moscow because of Soviet listening devices in the building structure.

2004 – The Boston Red Sox win the World Series for the first time in 86 years.

And births this date include...
1858 – Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1919)

1920 – Nanette Fabray, American actress (d.2018)

1939 – John Cleese, British actor and writer

1940 – John Gotti, American crime boss (d. 2002)
1946 – Carrie Snodgress, American actress (d. 2004)
After it had started drizzling I went outside and Bruiser did too. He didn't come back in for at least half and hour. When he did he was totally wet! I had started watching the World Series game and Bruiser wanted in my lap. NO WAY! So, with his head down he got in his chair and cleaned himself!
Dude was happily comfortable on his couch....
As for the game, it started at 5pm.
Lots of fanfare. Nice. Brad Paisley sung the National Anthem. Nobody knelt! Tommy Lasorda threw out the first ball
This was the longest MLB World Series game in history!!! The Dodgers started it off by 1-0. Then in the 8th it was 1-1. In the 13th the Sox got ahead 2-1, then Dodgers tied it 2-2. I had enough and went to bed. The game lasted 7 hours 20 minutes and by 12:30am in the 18th inning the Dodgers got the winning run and ended it 3-2!!!
OMGOSH, what are they going to do tonight???  

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
National American Beer Day is observed annually by beer drinkers across the nation on October 27.
There are more than 2,100 breweries that manufacture beer in the United States. They range in size from industry giants to brewpubs and microbreweries.
  • The U.S. produced 196 million barrels of beer in 2009.
  • The U.S. consumes roughly 20 US gallons of beer per capita annually.
  • In 2008, the United States was ranked sixteenth in the world in per capita consumption, while total consumption was second only to China.
  • Prohibition in the early twentieth century caused nearly all American breweries to close.
  • After prohibition was repealed the industry had consolidated into a small number of large-scale breweries.
  • The majority of the new breweries in the U.S. are small breweries and brewpubs, who, as members of the Brewers Association, are termed “craft breweries” to differentiate them from the larger and older breweries.
  • The most common style of beer produced by the big breweries is American lager.
  • Most of the smaller breweries, which were founded in the 1980s, produce a range of styles.
  • Beer styles originating in the United States include:
    American pale ale, Pennsylvania porter, American IPA, steam beer, amber ale, cream ale and Cascadian dark ale.